General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 3/5/02
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Ned: Grandfather, what are you doing?
Edward: You think you can hide from me?
Nikolas: Why don't you move into Wyndemere?
Elizabeth: All right. Who am I to turn down life in a mansion?
Carly: Do you forgive me?
Courtney: Maybe we shouldn't leave town.
A.J.: Courtney, I said no worries.
Jax: You took A.J.'s son! He's going to take your sister.
Ned: We'll put this back in Grandfather's car, and then you'll be home before you know it.
Alice: Yeah, well, thanks for the automotive assistance.
Alice: I'm just sorry we horned in on your time with your good-looking lady friend.
Ned: Yeah. Well, don't worry. My good-looking lady friend and I have plenty of time.
Ned: Watch your step.
Alice: Okay. Thanks. Got it?
[Kristina yawns loudly]
Edward: Oh. Oh. Oh. Good afternoon, my dear. My, it's -- it's a glorious day, isn't it?
Kristina: Unfortunately, I missed most of it. I usually don't sleep in this late.
Edward: Well, there's nothing to complain about at all because Ned and Alice kept me awake half the night with their banging and their clanging. Of course, I can't be upset about that because I can understand why Ned wants us out of here. Is that coffee? Let's have some over here.
Kristina: Oh, I would love some.
Edward: All right. There you go.
Kristina: Thank you.
Kristina: Where is Ned, by the way?
Edward: Well, he's out fixing the car, which is fortunate for us because it gives us a few moments alone. I don't want to intrude, my dear, but I hope that you and Ned aren't -- aren't like most couples today.
Edward: Mm-hmm. Eight. That's the number that I've always fancied, and you look like the kind of young woman who could give Ned eight children.
Edward: The Quartermaines could afford twice that many.
Zander: I was looking for Jax. I thought he might be here because the club's opening soon. I'll -- I'll let you get back to work.
Carly: Okay, not yet. All right? Look -- I left you a message. I apologized. I said that I was sorry and that I was wrong to -- didn't you get the message?
Zander: I got it. We're fine.
Carly: Okay, you know what? I'm not. Okay, so will you please not go anywhere just yet?
Zander: Look, Carly, I've got stuff I've got to do, okay?
Carly: Don't shut me out.
Zander: I'm not.
Carly: Okay. Well, then prove it and stay.
Zander: All right, fine. Say whatever it is you want to say.
Carly: Thank you. Look, I know you're mad and you have every right to be, but I said I am sorry. Don't you believe me?
Zander: I believe you, but, really, I've got to go, okay?
Carly: Okay, you know, I'll say it again face to face. I was wrong and you were right. I used our kiss to get Sonny's attention and I put you in the middle where you could've been hurt.
Zander: I'm fine. I really am, okay? But, really, can this -- can this be over? I still work for Sonny; I still need to be out there looking for Skye and A.J., whatever they're doing to Courtney.
Carly: Just stop it, okay? I'm not losing you, Zander. You're too damn important to me.
Skye: What the hell do you think you're doing?
Sonny: Looking for my sister. I understand she's staying here. Johnny, check the bedrooms. If she's there, tell her I need to speak to her.
Max: Hey. This is private.
Skye: Get away from me, you pig. You're filth, you know that? Breaking into people's houses and ordering them around. Well, screw you. I'm going to make sure you crawl back to the gutter you came from.
Sonny: You have a dirty mouth and a worse attitude. Why don't you save it for Jax. It may turn him on. But I know what you are. There are 20 of you working every floor of every casino that I own. I'm not interested.
Skye: You bastard.
Sonny: There goes that mouth again. Are you going to stand here all day and talk trash to me while your brother hides behind you?
A.J.: No, I'm just hanging out, Sonny, waiting for your goon to get back and tell you Courtney�s not here, she never was.
Sonny: Oh, really?
A.J.: I don't know what you did to drive her away, but it's not my problem, although I do hope she stays away.
Sonny: I bet you do, A.J.
Johnny: No sign of her -- except for this.
Skye: It's mine. Give it back to me, you thief.
Sonny: How much you charging A.J. for this act? Do you get paid by the day or by the hour or by the job? What is it?
A.J.: Shut your mouth!
Sonny: I -- I can see why you'd want to defend her. She may be a liar and, you know, for sale for whoever wants to pay her, but she's still your sister. Now you can imagine how I feel about mine. Where's Courtney?
Jax: Sonny, don't do this.
Jax: A.J., where's Courtney?
A.J.: I don't know.
Sonny: She was here. She forgot to pack her necklace.
Skye: I told you it's mine.
Jax: May I see that?
Sonny: Yeah. Here.
Sonny: There you go.
Jax: Hmm. It's not usually your style. Then again, neither was the jacket that you found here the other day.
Skye: How could you do this?
Jax: How could you?
Sonny: A.J., tell me where Courtney is.
A.J.: I don't know.
Sonny: Okay, you know what? Either you're lying or Jax is, and it's true Jax hates me, but he likes to think of himself as a protector, and he barely knows Courtney. You've been playing games with me since she disappeared. So you're going to tell me where she is one way or another.
Jax: Listen, Sonny --
Jax: I didn't tell you this information so you could take revenge on A.J. I just want Courtney safe, so back off, okay?
Sonny: I have not touched A.J. He is going to come with me voluntarily.
Skye: What, you're kidnapping him?
Sonny: Oh, no, no, I'm not kidnapping him. I'm just going to invite him to take a little walk with me alone. Johnny and Max will stay here. We will have a simple conversation to clear things up.
Skye: My brother's not going anywhere with you.
Sonny: Oh, she -- she speaks for you now, A.J.?
A.J.: Well, you know, I've disappeared once already. I'm not really in the mood to do it again.
Sonny: A.J., I just want to talk to you, you know? We'll take a little walk, just you and me. We'll have a simple conversation to settle this. Isn't that what you want?
A.J.: Well --
A.J.: Okay, buddy -- you know, if that's the only way I can get you out of my place, sure. Let's do it.
Skye: A.J., don't trust him.
A.J.: It's all right. I'll be okay. Don't worry.
Jax: Anything happens to A.J., Corinthos, I'll call the police myself.
Sonny: I'm sure you will, Jax.
Skye: If anything happens to my brother, it's on your head.
Carly: Can't -- can't we just go back to where we were before all this -- this happened and all this stuff came between us?
Zander: How would that work?
Carly: I -- I don't -- do you see all this stuff? These -- these bills and these order forms and all this stuff that I just -- I hate doing that you would make me do? You'd say, "if you want to be the boss, then you have to do the boring stuff." You remember saying that, like, 50,000 times?
Zander: Well, it's true.
Carly: You don't get it. Look, you'd make me laugh and I'd do the work. I'd get this stuff to the accountant and I would feel better because of you. I miss you, Zander. And my club is about to open and I'm in trouble here because I am nowhere near ready. Can you please just say you forgive me?
Zander: Okay. I forgive you.
Carly: Okay, not like that. You know what? I don't accept that.
Zander: What is that supposed to mean?
Kristina: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey, let's back up a second.
Edward: What? Did I say something wrong? What?
Kristina: Yes, you said something -- Ned and I are not having children. Ned and I aren't even married. We're not planning on getting married. We don't even share a toothbrush yet.
Edward: Look, my dear, when you get to be my age, you learn certain things. I have seen signs.
Kristina: Signs? Of what?
Edward: Wedding bells, that's what.
Kristina: Oh, my -- you know what, Edward? I think that you need to sit down because you're obviously not getting enough oxygen into your brain.
Edward: Oh, no, I am perfectly fine.
Kristina: No, you are perfectly incorrect.
Kristina: Ned and I are not thinking about marriage.
Ned: Good news.
Ned: The car's running like a dream --
Ned: Thanks to Alice here.
Alice: Oh, I couldn't have done it alone.
Ned: I don't know about that. This woman is unbelievable. She just saved my life.
Ned: The car was jacked up, I was underneath it. The jack started to slip, and she just instinctively grabbed the car by the bumper and held it up while I slipped out. She's amazing.
Alice: Well, you're very welcome. And we're good to go, Mr. Quartermaine.
Edward: Fine. We'll -- we'll leave these two young people for more important things.
Ned: Look, I don't think the car's going to give you any trouble, but if it does, just call a tow truck, all right?
Kristina: Edward, you're not planning on leaving before lunch, are you?
Edward: Well, sure. We'll find someplace to eat on the road.
Kristina: Oh, I mean, some greasy spoon where you're going to have shoe-leather hamburgers and cardboard pizza? That would be very bad for your heart.
Alice: Wait. She's got a point. That'll clog your arteries.
Kristina: Yes, it will. Ooh, I have an idea. I am going to go make us a big salad full of tofu and vegetables and all sorts of healthy things. I won't be a minute.
Edward: We'll eat quickly.
Zander: Is this a game or do you honestly not know when you are being completely unreasonable? I mean, you can't stand here begging for my forgiveness and then --
Carly: I wasn't begging.
Zander: Carly, you push and push until I forgive you and then you don't accept it? I mean, what is that?
Carly: Okay, you know, what good is your forgiveness if you go all stiff and formal on me?
Zander: What are you talking about? I don't go formal.
Carly: Okay, fine. Distant. You know, you say it like we barely know each other. You know, we cannot pretend that this never happened because it's just not going to work.
Zander: I don't know what you're trying to say here, Carly.
Carly: Look, the more we talk around it, the more I realize that we can't get past it until we deal with the fact that we kissed each other. And we enjoyed it.
Skye: You know better than those Neanderthals at the door. You're Sonny's accomplice.
Jax: A.J. lied. I saw Courtney with my own eyes.
Skye: Oh -- oh, really? Was she afraid? Was she in pain? Because you can be damn well sure that's what A.J.'s feeling right now. You goaded him into walking out that door with a psychopath! You know, Jax, your -- your game has rules. Table stakes you play for -- money or control. But Sonny -- Sonny's dangerous. His manners are like his suit, something he sees in a magazine and he buys. But we all know the truth. We all know that he's just an animal from the streets and he'll kill anyone to get his way.
A.J.: Interesting place.
Sonny: Yes, convenient. Not a lot of traffic. Windows are boarded -- that way, you know, there's no chance of people --
Sonny: No -- no chances of people interfering in matters that don't concern them.
A.J.: Why bring me here?
Sonny: We didn't finish our conversation. Where's Courtney?
A.J.: Don't know.
Sonny: Yeah, you do. She came to you the night of the accident. You talked her into staying. You sent a note to the penthouse. You hired that look-alike P.I. as a diversion while Jax and Skye put pressure on my coffee business. How did you see this playing out? Did you really think you could keep using my sister?
A.J.: It's all in your head, man.
Sonny: Stop lying. If you want me, come get me. You don't have to come at me using my sister. I'm so ready to finish this.
A.J.: You're not going to get away with it, you know? You know this.
Sonny: You will.
Sonny: Go ahead, shoot.
A.J.: You want me to shoot you?
Sonny: Isn't that what you want? Now's your chance. End it. Pull the trigger. It's that little curved thing near your finger. Shoot me and your -- you know, all your problems will be gone forever.
A.J.: Trying to frame me for murder.
Sonny: That's an untraceable gun. The serial numbers have been removed. You could say it was mine, that I pulled it out, we fought for it and it went off by accident. You can claim it was self-defense. Go ahead. Pull the trigger. You'd be a hero. Isn't that what you want? To be a man? Go ahead!
A.J.: You want me to?
Sonny: I want this finished!
A.J.: Am I supposed to be impressed that you -- you don't care whether you live or die? That your pride, your arrogance is so out of control that you'd rather take a bullet in the chest than to see me win?
A.J.: I'm not going to kill you. I'm going to do something much worse. I'm going to beat you. I'm going to take away what you can't bear to lose.
Sonny: You're a rich kid. You don't know what things cost, what they're worth.
Sonny: I do. What matters to me I keep. And if someone tries to take that from me, I fight. And if they fight me back, I fight harder until I'm the only one standing. Here's your last chance.
Sonny: I didn't think you had the spine.
A.J.: What? Why is that? Because I don't solve my problems with violence and murder like you?
Sonny: Because you can't fight me face to face. You keep trying to come to me by hurting the women around me. First my wife, my unborn child, and now Courtney.
A.J.: I've done nothing to Courtney.
Sonny: You've done nothing? You played with her confusion and pain, turned it around and used it against her. You know what you are?
Sonny: You know what you are? Huh? You know what they call men like you?
A.J.: I'm waiting.
Sonny: You know what they call men like you who use little girls? A pimp. You're not touching my sister.
Janine: Sonny? It's me, Janine. Courtney's come back. She's here with me. My baby's back.
Sonny: All right, be right there. You could've ended this on your terms. Now we're going to end it on mine.
Carly: Look, haven't we been tiptoeing around this long enough? We cannot get comfortable with each other until we stop avoiding -- just avoiding it.
Zander: All right, fine, Carly. I kissed you, I liked it, end of story.
Carly: Well, that's not what you said before, okay? You said that we couldn't spend time together because of it. This isn't one-sided. You're not the only one with these thoughts and these feelings.
Zander: Oh, come on, I know -- I know what it was about for you. It wasn't me, it was payback for Sonny.
Carly: It -- do you think I'm numb? Look, you are -- you're sexy and that kiss, it was amazing. Don't you think it affected me?
Zander: Just what are you saying? That we're going to go someplace with this?
Skye: Why can't you just admit it? The man's a murderer.
Jax: I doubt that. You know, in my experience, Sonny rarely gets his hands dirty. He has employees for that.
Skye: Sonny's violent and he hates my brother.
Jax: Yeah, well, A.J.'s given him good reason to.
Skye: Jax, you're helping him! Don't you understand that? You despise Sonny! He -- he destroyed a woman you loved! He dismantled her life. Isn't that what you said? Now you're letting him do the same thing to A.J.?
Max: Hello? Yes, Sir. Right away.
Jax: Is that Sonny? Where are you going?
Skye: My God, where do you think he's going? God, they're going to get rid of the body.
A.J.: What body?
Skye: A.J. Oh, thank God, A.J.!
A.J.: I'm all right.
Jax: What happened?
A.J.: Sonny pulled a gun, things got interesting.
Jax: You have any evidence?
A.J.: Yeah, right. It's always Sonny's word against mine, Jax. But, hey, we all know what an honorable guy Sonny is, right, buddy?
Edward: Thank you, my dear, for the very delicious lunch. And again, I apologize for interrupting your little getaway.
Kristina: You -- you don't want to finish your coffee?
Edward: No, no, no, no, I'll be awake till after midnight as it is.
Kristina: Well, Edward, what about these carob-chip muffins? I made them especially for you.
Edward: No, no, no, no.
Ned: Lunch is over. Thank you for coming. Appreciate it. Out you go.
Edward: Yeah, thank you.
Edward: Thank you for your help with the car.
Ned: Drive safely.
Ned: Okay. Good-bye. Bye-bye.
Kristina: Oh, God, I thought they'd never go. You ready to hit the slope?
Ned: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. We can't go skiing this soon after we eat.
Kristina: I thought that was swimming.
Ned: No. Actually, both of them. You get leg cramps, bellyaches, you know.
Kristina: Oh, yeah, come on, we're going to miss all the sunlight. You know, the slopes aren't as good --
Ned: No, the slopes will still be there after --
Kristina: After what?
Ned: Perfect. Perfect.
Kristina: Whoa -- wait -- I'm liking this less and less.
Ned: Oh, no, no, no. No, you're going to love this. I'm going to tie you to a wall and show you just how proficient I am at knife throwing.
Kristina: Are you out of your mind?
Ned: I was until today. Don't be afraid.
Kristina: Ned �
Nikolas: Voila. So, what do you think?
Elizabeth: Wow. It's a definite improvement.
Nikolas: Yeah? Well, you know, in honor of you staying here, I figured there should be at least one room that doesn't look like it belongs in a museum.
Lucky: Well, it's definitely a start. But what about the rest of this mausoleum?
Nikolas: Let's just take it one step at a time. We'll live with this room the way it is, see how we like it, and move on to the next.
Lucky: Now, does "we" mean you and Gia or do the other tenants get a vote?
Nikolas: Okay, I know what your idea would be and that's to bulldoze the whole entire place down to its foundation.
Lucky: No, not anymore. As long as Elizabeth wants to use this place while she heals, it's become my favorite place.
Sarah: Yeah, mine, too. I don't know. I used to be intimidated by Wyndemere. Not anymore.
Elizabeth: Yeah, you know, it could be the medication, but this place actually feels kind of welcoming.
Nikolas: See? Now, that's the whole point. Hold on. Okay. For you.
Elizabeth: Oh, Nikolas, no.
Nikolas: Come on, open it. Open it.
Elizabeth: Lucky's already gotten me so much stuff.
Nikolas: Okay, fine. It's a welcome-to-my-house gift. Come on, open it.
Elizabeth: It's heavy. What is all this stuff?
Nikolas: Everything you need -- drawing pencils, C.D. player, music, some nice, you know, fuzzy socks to wear. A drawing pad, you know.
Elizabeth: Nikolas, this is everything I need. Thank you.
Nikolas: Well, you did scare me -- actually, all of us. You know, I've almost seen you die twice now, Elizabeth. I'm just glad you're all right and here.
Elizabeth: Me, too.
Gia: Okay, I have to tell you right now that I had no idea Nikolas was putting all this together. So it must mean he must've shopped for it himself, so I'm sorry.
Lucky: That must make you very special then because I know my brother, and he does not go into a mall for nothing or nobody.
Nikolas: That's true.
Lucky: Let's see what he got you for music.
Sarah: We need to talk. Alone.
Nikolas: Sure. Well, I am going to show Sarah where your rooms are, so if you need anything, let me know.
Elizabeth: Nikolas, thank you for all of this.
Nikolas: Don't mention it. Lucky's right -- the hardest part was me going to the mall.
Lucky: Take your time.
Elizabeth: Oh, look, there's already a C.D. in here. Let's put that one in. Oh.
Kristina: I do trust you, Ned, but you have to understand that I have an aversion to pain.
Ned: Oh, I'm very good. I hardly ever miss.
Kristina: Look, why -- why can't we just go skiing on the slopes? You know, I'm a really bad target.
Ned: Oh. Well, now, see, that's the most truthful thing you've said all day.
Kristina: What is going on? Really?
Ned: Okay. You have all these methods for cutting through other people's defenses. You know, the aikido lifts, the psychic trips to the top of tall buildings, rearranging people's furniture. You want people to believe that you're this free spirit --
Kristina: Oh, wait a second. I never said --
Ned: Who's completely open -- well, now it's my turn.
Kristina: Your turn?
Ned: Yeah. You tried to keep Grandfather here so you could avoid being alone with me. And then we're alone, and you insist on going skiing. So for some reason, you will do anything to avoid telling me what's going on in that beautiful, mysterious brain of yours. Am I wrong?
Kristina: Ned, your grandfather assumes that we're getting married. He wants us to have eight children.
Ned: Hmm. And -- and that threw you?
Kristina: Yeah, it threw me. Yes. 100% it threw me.
Ned: Grandfather's connection to reality is tenuous at best. You know that. But it still threw you?
Kristina: See that's -- that's the thing about you. You are smart and funny and sensitive. And, no, you're not a suit anymore. And I like being with you.
Kristina: You've been married five times.
Ned: One of those marriages was a sham --
Kristina: No, no, no -- you don't have to explain it to me. Look, this is the thing that you don't understand about me. I have never been in a serious relationship before, and I don't know if I'm ready to be in a serious relationship, especially with a man who has been involved with my sister, who I love more than anyone in the world.
Ned: Okay, I understand. Forget about the fact that you're breaking us up before we even get started. What, are you telling me that you're afraid that if you get the urge to bolt from whatever this is, that I will somehow be hurt?
Kristina: No. I'm afraid I'll get hurt.
Carly: Look, all I'm saying is that this -- this attraction between us, it doesn't have to wreck our friendship. You're not the first guy I've been attracted to besides Sonny and I know I am not the first woman you've been attracted to.
Zander: Come on. You know it's more complicated than that.
Carly: Yeah, but it doesn't have to be. We both know what's going on here and we have discussed it. And we decided that it -- our friendship is too important to let any stupid mistakes happen that we can't come back from. Right?
Carly: You know, nobody knows what the future is going to hold, but we do know the risks of getting carried away and it's not worth it. So let's just value each other as people. Okay?
Zander: Yeah, I guess it could work.
Carly: No, we'll make it work. Okay? So we can still spend time together, and you'll still come to the opening?
Zander: Sure. We don't have to make this a big deal.
Carly: Good. Oh, good.
Zander: So, hey -- how about you leave me a couple of invitations?
Carly: "A couple"?
Zander: Well, I mean, we're -- we're moving on with our lives, right? I mean, you're constantly telling me that I need to get out there and date, so I'll bring a date. Is that okay by you?
Jax: You know, you're unbelievable, A.J. You and I both know that Courtney was here. The three of us stood in this very room. What amazes me is that you thought that you could get away with such an outrageously stupid lie. You used Sonny's sister against him. That's beneath contempt. Not even Corinthos would go that low.
Skye: What about you, Jax? You know what Sonny's done to my brother. You knew what his reaction would be when he found out that Courtney was with A.J.
Jax: Yeah, I just told the truth. I can't be responsible for the fallout. Not that truth is a concept that you can grasp, Skye. I mean, you knew all along that A.J. was keeping Courtney here, but you kept your mouth shut. And when I saw Courtney�s jacket, you said that it was yours, just like you did with that necklace just now. You're standing by and letting your brother take advantage of an innocent girl. You're encouraging, in fact. You're despicable.
Skye: I hope you're happy now, A.J. I warned you. I warned you all along this would happen.
Elizabeth: Today has been wonderful.
Lucky: Well, it's nothing that you don't deserve.
Elizabeth: I'm kind of embarrassed, though, about all the presents. My favorite was the C.D. you burned for me. Every song meant something.
Lucky: You know, I have a really good feeling about this.
Elizabeth: Me, too.
Lucky: Listen, if you get tired or anything, you know, let me know because I'll bring you upstairs. And my room just happens to be right down the way from yours. Nikolas actually installed these little intercoms, so if you need me, you could just push the button. I'll be there.
Elizabeth: Hmm. Be careful what you wish for.
Nikolas: So I put you in that room because I thought you'd want to be near Elizabeth. If you don't like it --
Sarah: The room is beautiful, Nikolas, thank you. But I'm here for my sister's sake, not so you can bribe me about what I know about Gia and the accident that put my sister in the hospital.
Ned: Sit down. I think you're more like your sister than you know, actually. This isn't about past relationships or future relationships. This is -- it's just about you and me. And this relationship -- if you want to call it anything like that -- will be whatever it turns out to be. Look, if you need to walk away, well, then you can do that. I mean, if you're afraid to go forward, then just -- you have that right. And it's a two-way street. You know, I'm free to go, too. Yeah.
Ned: I might be hurt. You might be hurt. Or we might discover something new. We might discover something neither one of us have ever experienced before. We won't know unless we take a chance. Actually, I think you taught me that. You convinced me that I need to start taking risks again in my life. So maybe, just maybe, I can convince you to take a risk on something a lot more difficult.
Kristina: I don't know.
Ned: All right. That's okay. Well, in the meantime, I guess we can hit the slopes. Shall we?
Ned: Your coat.
Kristina: Thank you.
Carly: Hey, you know, the invitation -- it's for two and of course you can bring a date. You know what? I'll even fix you up.
Zander: No. Thank you. I'll handle it myself. It's part of getting over things, right? Well, I'll help you get this paperwork here.
Zander: Well, I'll see you at the opening.
Carly: Yeah. Okay.
Zander: See you. And -- thanks, by the way. I feel better.
Carly: Yeah. So do I.
[Knocking on door]
Jax: Who is it?
Jax: You and I are finished.
Skye: Not until you hear me out.
Jax: Oh --
Skye: No way are we finished yet.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Sarah: Gia ran the red light, didn't she?
Nikolas: Case closed, all right?
Edward: Why do you want to see Lila?
A.J.: I don't know. Tell her I love her? Maybe say goodbye.
Skye: You will get into this with me right now.
Courtney: I didn't run that red light, but I did run away from you.